Decision to lockdown Bangkok expected on Wednesday


The decision to lockdown Bangkok after the capital recorded successive days of rising Covid-19 cases is expected tomorrow.

According to National Security Council (NSC) chief Gen Natthapon Nakpanich, the recommendations will be forward to the full committee chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The NSC chief also said as reported by The Nation “that CCSA would wait to hear from the Public Health Ministry whether the situation has evolved into a crisis that requires further restrictions.”

Bangkok went into partial lockdown on Monday requiring the public to wear a mask and 31 types of businesses were ordered to close for two weeks.

Natthapon said the NSC and CCSA would also discuss the proposed 21-day quarantine for those traveling from Covid-19 hotspots abroad, especially India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, the report added.

On Monday alone, Bangkok logged 901 infections with four deaths.

Source: The Nation

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